Mrs. Promise Aloba, the mother of the late Nigerian singer, Mohbad, has called upon the Federal Government and the Nigerian populace to assist in unraveling the truth surrounding her son’s tragic death.
She made this plea during a condolence visit by Senator Elisha Abbo, Chairman of the House Committee on Entertainment Economy, along with Nollywood actresses Tonto Dikeh and Iyabo Ojo, at the family’s residence in Lagos on Thursday.
Speaking in Yoruba language, Aloba alleged a connection between her son’s death and Naira Marley, the owner of Marlian Record label, and requested assistance in further investigating the matter.
The 27-year-old Mohbad was previously signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records but left the label in 2022. Aloba revealed that her late son had consistently expressed concerns about threats to his life from Naira Marley and others.
In tears, she implored, “I know my son; he told me that Naira Marley usually threatened him. Please, Nigerians, help me to find him; please have mercy on me; that is all you can do for me.”
“I cannot singlehandedly fish him out. Also, he told me the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) gave him some water in a bottle to drink some time ago. Help me, please.
“My son was always beaten. Even though he was mentioning Sam Larry, l don’t know them. They enslaved my son.
“He was always telling me to guide him so he would not be killed, these were all he was saying until they finally killed him. Please help me.”
Speaking, Abbo assured Mohbad’s mother of protection and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his demise.
He also pledged to spearhead the campaign for a Creative Economy Commission.
He said the Commission aims to address conflicts within the creative industry, including disputes related to record labels and artist contracts.
“It will also help in preventing situations where individuals resort to self-help,” Abbo said.
NAN reports that the Police Command in Lagos State on Thursday announced that it has completed the exhumation of the body of Mohbad to conduct an autopsy as part of further investigation into his death.